From East New Orleans to the West Wing of the White House

Congressman Cedric Richmond to take prominent job in the Biden Administration

In a press conference Richmond held at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, Cedric Richmond, a son of New Orleans East reminisced about his younger days at Goretti playground as he discussed his plans to resign his position in Congress to take a position as Director of Public Engagement in the Administration of President-Elect Joe Biden .

Congressman Richmond’s path to the White House began in the Louisiana Legislature. 

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OPDEC Candidate Kimberly Lavon Burbank on Branding of District E

Lavon Burbank

A downtown, non-profit organization with older, handsome, African American male members shared with me a need for an approximate $600,000 revolving line of credit to float the organization’s operations.  A segment of their plan necessitated a need for warehouse space.  They were open to locating in Orleans or Jefferson Parish.  Their investment would be directed at the least expensive lease rate available for a warehouse operation.

In the middle of the discussion, the spokesman for the group said, “We’re going to Elmwood.”  I asked, “You’re opening in Elmwood?”

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Gearing up for the 2020 Census

By Lisa Stafford

By law, the U. S. Census, an official population count, occurs every 10 years. Most areas—about three of every four households—will receive an invitation to respond online (or by phone), while the other households will receive a paper questionnaire along with an invitation to respond online. 

Here’s why you should participate 

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In Her Words: New Orleans East resident Kristen Lee

On the Basis of Sex: Where will the first step take you?

Kristen Lee

Earlier this year, I attended a screening of On the Basis Sex hosted by the Women in the Profession committee. The film depicted young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg as she navigated both family life and career, and one of her many groundbreaking challenges to gender discrimination before the United States Supreme Court. In recent years, Justice Ginsburg, the second of only four women to be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court, has become a pop culture icon known for her fiery liberal dissents. Justice Ginsburg has even gained the moniker “the Notorious RBG,” a nod to the rapper The Notorious B.I.G. with whom she shares humble Brooklyn beginnings.

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Kristen Lee is a graduate of Loyola University, holding Political Science and Law degrees. She is currently a Judicial Law Clerk in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal and the winner of numerous academic awards. Kristen is the daughter of Calvin and Karen Lee.